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#1 DocM

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 00:41

Here we go - the reveal of Dragon V2, SpaceX's new manned spacecraft and product of the DragonRider program.

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

SpaceX CEO & Chief Designer Elon Musk to Unveil Dragon V2 Spacecraft


WHO: Elon Musk, CEO & Chief Designer, SpaceX

WHAT: Mr. Musk will introduce SpaceX’s new Dragon V2 spacecraft, a next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts into space.

WHERE: SpaceX, 1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne, CA, 90250.

WHEN: Thursday, May 29. Check in begins at 6:00 p.m.; event begins at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Due to International Trade and Arms Regulations, this event is open to U.S. Citizens and Green Card holders only.

For those who cannot attend in person, this event will also be webcast LIVE at

www.spacex.com/webcast.

NOTE: SpaceX usually simulcasts on Livestream,

https://new.livestream.com/spacex

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:55

Confirmed in my email: Livestream will carry the Dragon V2 unveil.

Link....

Dragon V2 Unveil

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT on spacex

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 - SpaceX's next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. The Unveil will be webcast LIVE beginning at 7:00 p.m. PT.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:09

Ugh, why so late :( I'll have to look back at it friday I guess... booh.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:28

Check the Dragon 2 thread :)

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 20:47

Dragon V2 Unveil by time zone

UTC (GMT): Friday, May 30, 2014 (02:00:00)     

Los Angeles: Thursday, May 29, 2014 7:00:00 PM PDT (UTC-7 hours )

New York: Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:00:00 PM EDT (UTC-4 hours)

London, UK: Friday, May 30, 2014 3:00:00 AM BST (UTC+1 hour)

Perth, Australia: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:00:00 AM AWST (UTC+8 hours) 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 21:41

ouch will be 3 o clock in the morning for me 

still planning to watch anyway 



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:00

This pic showed up a week or so ago and may (or may not) be an image of Dragon V2's wind tunnel model. Take with a grain of salt.

Dragon V2 is also likely to have fins on the trunk, and there are changes to the trunks configuration and uses that may be mentioned.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 18:22



Dragon V2 seat

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 20:12

Panel

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 21:05

Looking good!

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 21:32

Molly is a SpaceX engineer

Molly McCormick ‏@Molliway :

Even the jaded Spacerati über-nerds need to tune in tonight, it's gonna be bananas. 7PM PT, http://spacex.com/webcast



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 00:29

From SpaceX PAO:

We expect to post event photos and video to our website following the event’s conclusion. You may also want to follow us on Twitter for live tweets and photos via @SpaceX

Lastly, a live satellite feed of the event will be available at the following coordinates and times:

Satellite: AMC-16 (85 degrees west)
Transponder: K21
Slot: A18
Bandwidth: 18.00Mhz
Downlink Frequency: 12111.0000 Vertical

Format: 1080i / Stereo

Compression: MPEG2, 4:2:0
Modulation: DVB-S
FEC: 3/4
Symbol Rate: 15.0 msps
Data Rate: 20.7352941

Uplink/Troubleshooting: 1-928-642-6773

Feed Schedule:

28 MAY 2014: Test Only: 14:00-14:30 EDT / 18:00-18:30 GMT

29 MAY 2014: Test Bars & Tone: 21:00 EDT / 01:00 GMT next day.

29 MAY 2014: Live Event Begins at: 22:00 EDT / 02:00 GMT next day.

(Event is approximately :30 minutes)



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:08

I watched it on YouTube's 'spacexchannel'. Only 1500 viewers.

Shorter than expected because a couple videos they were going to show weren't ready, Livestream was hammered and had technical problems.

Solar panels now coat the Trunk and the new FINS, which increase stability during aborts (think shuttlecock.) Nose cone protects the docking adapter so it can be reused.

SuperDracos are paired in a pack, and on each side 2 packs are <45° apart, leaving a broad space for Windows and Draco packs. 12 Dracos, 3 per cluster.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:44

Long time coming. That additional 20 min almost did me in ;-)

Very impressed. Makes the CST-100 look a bit sick doesnt it?

Surely the abort will be absent the trunk, perhaps the fins serve an aerodynamic purpose on ascent.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:57

Excellent to see some competition in the space sector. SpaceX are doing rather nicely I must say, and I'm sure LM/Boeing will (eventually) rise to the challenge.